Deborah Barndt, Professor Emerita, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, and popular educator, artist, and activist

I was both thrilled and unsettled to find such an honest account of another white woman settler’s efforts to excavate her own relationship to colonial history, Indigenous ways of knowing and political struggles. Unsettling Spirit reminded me once again that a journey into decolonization is a life-time endeavour filled with difficult conversations, beautiful encounters, humble moments, and new understandings of spirit. Denise Nadeau gives us the courage to be there, in the discomfort and openness that is an inevitable part of any reconciliation process.